NAR Archive

Lead Management Tools

Twice last week the NAR Library received requests for lead and office management tool suggestions, so we thought it an opportune time to share our findings. The first tool we’ll mention is our benefit partner relay® which advertises as...
December 18, 2014

The Code of Ethics’ North-of-the-Border Connection

As you may know by now, 2013 is the centennial year of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics.  And this month marks the official birthday of the Code:  On July 29, 1913, at the annual convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba, NAR’s...
July 17, 2013

NAR’s first major national advertising campaign

As NAR’s annual Midyear Meetings are underway this week in Washington, DC, we took a look in the Archives to find out what happened at the Midyear Meetings half a century ago.  In 1963, the meetings were held in...
May 14, 2013

A Compendium of Resources for First-Time Home Buyers

We recently compiled a list of resources for first-time home buyers, and came up with a nice list of information from the National Association of REALTORS®, REALTOR® Magazine online, Realtor.com, and HUD. Field Guides from NAR Field Guide to...
March 28, 2013

Uncovering the origins of “Under All Is the Land…”

One hundred years have passed since a key document in the REALTOR® organization’s history first made its debut.  Written in 1913, the Code of Ethics was seen as a declaration of the real estate industry’s principles and beliefs, a...
February 5, 2013

Relocation – details and broad strokes

Here at Information Central we are frequently asked for guidance from members looking for information on where people in their community are moving to as well as who is moving in. Generally members are either looking to prospect outside...
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June 21, 2010

Info Central’s Video Update – Feb. 2010

Welcome to NAR Info Central’s new monthly video update!  This first edition takes a look at some of the homebuyer tax credit resources available on Realtor.org, explores the latest Public Awareness Campaign ads, and explains why your NAR membership...
February 17, 2010

Lincoln’s Wisdom

In honor of Abraham Lincoln‘s 201st birthday, we offer this little piece from NAR’s Archives.  It was originally published in the Feb. 10, 1958, issue of Realtor Headlines: “LINCOLN’S WISDOM With the approach of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday—Feb. 12— much...
February 12, 2010

Meet Me in California…Again

NOVEMBER 2009 — “There is something stimulating about a convention,” the National Real Estate Journal reported in November, 1939. “It is enjoyable, for one thing, to greet old friends, to make new ones, to swap stories and experiences in...
November 10, 2009

Happy 65th (or 89th?) birthday to RLI!

In October 1944, George Domm, a Michigan farm broker, became the first president of the REALTORS® Land Institute. Originally known as the Agricultural Institute, the new group was an affiliate of the National Association, created to represent the interests...
October 20, 2009